The BBC has confirmed that broadcaster Jane Garvey will leave Women later this year.
Since 2007, Garvey has presented a program that offers a world view of women.
Now they will be hosting a new Radio 4 series of their own in the new year.
“It’s a great privilege to play a small role in the history of this particular radio program,” she said, adding that she was proud of her relationship with the audience.
“One unforgettable day, I interviewed David Cameron in the morning and Mary J. Blig in the afternoon. There is no other job like this,” she said.
“But celebrities are not the reason why women interact with them. It’s because the program still talks about topics and challenges that no one else is approaching. I’m very proud of our relationship with the audience and the trust they place in us.”
‘Excited that she will stay’
While attending the show, Garvey helped women mark significant legal changes, including the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the fiftieth anniversary of the abortion law.
Sally Challen and actor Rose McGowan, who were released from prison when forced restraint became a crime, were interviewed about their experiences with Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement.
Speaking about the art of radio presentation, Radio 4 controller Mohit Bakaya said that only a few people can match Jane Garvey’s brilliance.
“Although I understand that it’s time for her to move forward 13 years after Women’s was introduced, I’m excited that she will continue to be on the network,” he said.
Garvey’s new 09:00 program will begin in April 2021, and her interview will see “People with Extraordinary Stories.”
Fortunately, the podcast with Fi and Jain will move to the broadcast schedule from January 2021 with Fi Glover.
- Dam Jenny Murray to leave Women’s Hour
This summer, Garvey’s colleague Dam Jenny Murray announced that he was leaving the show after 33 years.
Dam Jenny is the longest-running presenter on Radio 4’s 74 – year history.